Record Details

NHER Number:39308
Type of record:Monument
Name:Probable medieval settlement

Summary

Metal detecting has recovered a large number of medieval finds including fragments of pottery, coins and personal items such as buckles (including an unusual example with an openwork pattern of arches), strap ends (one elaborately decorated with the initials S and A), brooches and keys. Post medieval finds include jettons from Nuremburg, a French jetton, a jews harp and three lead cloth seals. The number of finds and presence of pottery as well as metal objects suggests this was an area of medieval settlement.

Images

  • A medieval strap end from Emneth with the initials S and J  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 49 05
Map Sheet:TF40NE
Parish:EMNETH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February - March 2003. Metal detecting. Three areas of finds.
Medieval and post medieval sherds.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects (S1).
Four post medieval jettons.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 10 April 2003.

October - November 2003. Metal detecting.
Medieval jetton.
Post medieval coin.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 December 2003.

August - September 2004. Metal detecting.
Two post medieval jettons.
Post medieval coin weight.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 October 2004.

September - October 2004. Metal detecting.
One post medieval jetton.
Medieval and/or post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 November 2004.

October - November 2005. Metal detecting.
1 medieval coin.
1 post medieval jetton.
Medieval or post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 12 December 2005.

August - September 2006. Metal detecting.
15th century purse bar and post medieval buckle frame.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 4 October 2006.

September - October 2006. Metal detecting.
1 medieval and 1 post medieval coins.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 November 2006.

November - December 2006. Metal detecting.
4 post medieval crotal bells.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 6 January 2006.

April - May 2007. Metal detecting.
9 Medieval and 1 post medieval coin, medieval and post medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 June 2007.

June - July 2007. Metal detecting.
2 medieval coins and seal matrix.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 29 August 2007.

August - September 2007. Metal detecting.
Middle Saxon - Late Saxon hooked tag (S2), medieval metal objects & post medieval jettons.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 5 October 2007.

February - March 2008. Metal detecting.
1 medieval and 2 post medieval coins, medieval and post medieval metal objects (S3).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 11 April 2008.

March-April 2009. Metal detecting
1 medieval coin, medieval strap fitting, strap end & post-medieval token, 3 jettons, sword scabbard, button and harness mount.
see lists in file
A. Rogerson (NLA) 2 May 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HOOKED TAG (Middle Saxon to Late Saxon - 651 AD to 1065 AD)
  • AMPULLA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ANNULAR BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BROOCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GRILLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KEY (LOCKING) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • LEASH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • NEEDLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PURSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SEAL MATRIX (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SPINDLE WHORL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • THIMBLE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BELL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BOOK FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CLOTH SEAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROTAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CUFF LINK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOOKED TAG (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JEWS HARP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP FITTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • TOKEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VERVEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VESSEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: 2003. LFW 25-26, Medieval buckle..
---Article in Monograph: Ashley, S. 2016. Anglo-Norman elite objects from castle and countryside. Castles and the Anglo-Norman World. Proceedings of a Conference held at Norwich Castle in 2012. Davies, J. et al (eds). pp 281-298. Fig 18.7 No 41.
<S1>Illustration: White, S.. 2003. Drawing of a Medieval strap-end.. Film. 2:1.
<S2>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2007. Drawing of a Middle/Late Saxon hooked tag.. Film. 2:1.
<S3>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of a Medieval buckel frame.. Film. 2:1.

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